The Linden New Art (formerly known as the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts) is an art gallery in the famous Acland Street in St Kilda.
The centre doesn't normally sell art except for the occasional exhibition.........
........It's a place where people can look at contemporary art in a relaxed and informal setting and has a high national profile in the arts world.
It's now owned by Port Phillip City Council as the then St Kilda City Council bought the premises back in 1983.
The centre is situated in a gorgeous historic two storey 18 room mansion of Italianate style..........
.........It was originally built between 1855 and 1885 by a German immigrant who arrived in Melbourne in 1853 and was a mostly successful businessman who achieved renown as a Melbourne entrepreneur and philantropist..........
........ His company pioneered the glue industry in Australia.
Such was his success that he even had the famous William Guilfoyle, the curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens at the time (and whom the Guilfoyle's Volcano in the Royal Botanic Gardens is named after) design the garden for the house.
The centre holds exhibitions by young and emerging contemporary artists as well as leading contemporary artists. It also supports contemporary indigenous artists.
The Linden, (German for Lime Tree), has five gallery spaces on view to the public. It's also a centre for the local community, with studios that can be used by the community and artist-in-residence studios.
The centre is open Tuesdays and Thursdays to Sundays from 11.00 – 4.00pm and Wednesdays 11.00 – 8.00pm. It's located at 26 Acland Street, St Kilda, just a short walk from Luna Park.
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